Tuesday, October 26, 2010


My heart broke when I saw this.

I don't normally blog about sad things or request help, but I have to for the lives of these animals. I feel really strong about this and in my latest unpublished novel "BURIED BONES" that I'm currently shopping, my story deals with over-crowding animal shelters such as this one.

Please see the attached link.

(If the link doesn't work - google it. This is in Louisiana. I also posted this on my facebook, you can connect by going to my website www.dawnchartier.com and click on the FACEBOOK link at the bottom)

If you can help these poor little guys, then do what ever you can.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Louisiana Bayou Ghost Story & Starbucks!

I blogged about a haunted bayou (now a National Preserve Park) near my Louisiana home.

Here's the link: http://www.southern-fried-gothic.com

P.S. Did you know that Starbucks now has FREE wi-fi? I didn't know that until today.
Good move, Starbucks!

Dawn Chartier

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Like Ghost Stories??? Books set in the South???

I love ghost stories! The more real they seem the better.

Do you enjoy books set in the south? Or maybe just the authors that live in the south? (grin) Well come on over to the Southern Fried Gothic blog where a few southern authors post stories, reviews, interviews or whatever they are up to.


See you there!
Dawn Chartier

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Author Jade Lee and update on Query Process

Author Jade Lee will be at our RWA Sola writers meeting this Saturday @ 10am. (Metairie, LA) Please join us for a great presentation. I've taken a class by Jade before at Heartla's conference and she is amazing...

Lil' update ~
Well, I've been playing around with my "Pitch blurb" for what seems like forever. Who would have thought a little old' paragraph description would be so darn hard???? And the strange thing about this is the first two books I ever wrote (which were pretty good stories, but not so good writing) I put together a truly awesome pitch for those stories. They were easy to do for some reason. I sent it out to two people and got requests from both. They loved my pitch, but was kind enough to say I wasn't there yet and said I could resubmit something again later. Sweet. But now that I'm feeling it, feeling this story like I have never felt before, I mean really emotional, NOW I'm having a hard time narrowing it down to the bare bones. Why is that? And now an agent who requested a partial wants a synopsis with it. What???? Synopsis? Really? Geesh, you'd think she'd asked me for my first or second born.

Okay, I can do this. I will get that syn-poop-sis done! And a better query letter too. I will - I will - I will... Readers don't realize the stuff authors have to go through, and authors don't realize the stuff agents and editors have to go through. Maybe I should have kept this to myself...(nah...)

p.s. I just want to thank who ever it was that gave me such a sweet review on Amazon. It makes it all worth while. Seriously! Big hugs to you!

Have a great day!
Dawn Chartier (who is now alligator free!)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Night Owl Reviews?

Happy Halloween Hunt or is it Haunt? If you are on the hunt for NIGHT OWL REVIEWS, you are in the right place...(look around...but...be very careful...unknown's are lurking in every corner!)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Author Jade Lee ~ At the SOLA October Meeting

This month you can't miss our October speaker, Jade Lee. She's an awesome author and a great teacher. As usual it's the 3rd Saturday @ 10am - East Jefferson Parish Library off of Clearview and W. Napoleon.